‘The Hamlett’ coffee shop overcomes double vandalism, opens doors again




LEMON GROVE (KUSI) – Zachary Hamlett, 19, envisioned The Hamlett as a coffee shop, an apothecary shop, and a space where the local community can gather and commiserate.

Hamlett opened the shop during the pandemic, and not long after, the shop was vandalized, but they were able to patch things up and reopen.

Then, they were vandalized again.

For third time, The Hamlett reopened earlier this month.

They feel they have a lot of support from the community, given their staggered beginnings.

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Two local politicians, Assemblymember Akilah Weber and Congresswoman Sara Jacobs, even stopped by to patronize the unique coffee shop on Aug. 12.

KUSI’s Brandon Stone was live on Good Morning San Diego from The Hamlett coffee shop with a view of their many offerings.

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